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Old 05.03.2021, 11:08
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I forgot to pay for petrol

Its so easy to happen. Often I'm filling petrol, and i ask my wife to pay as she's entering the shop with both the kids, they fool around choosing ice creams / stuff to eat / restroom etc etc and hence forget to pay for my petrol.

What happens if one forgets to pay for petrol? It was always on my mind and so i asked the guy behind the counter. He said they simply find out our phone number (cctv -> number plate -> authorities) and call and let us know and we can come by and pay it Asap. Just thought I'd let y'all know !!


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Also , I asked him how often it happens and he said around one a week. (I was expecting i to be many more in a week)
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Old 05.03.2021, 11:37
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Its so easy to happen. Often I'm filling petrol, and i ask my wife to pay as she's entering the shop with both the kids, they fool around choosing ice creams / stuff to eat / restroom etc etc and hence forget to pay for my petrol.

What happens if one forgets to pay for petrol? It was always on my mind and so i asked the guy behind the counter. He said they simply find out our phone number (cctv -> number plate -> authorities) and call and let us know and we can come by and pay it Asap. Just thought I'd let y'all know !!


That title is clickbait!!



Also , I asked him how often it happens and he said around one a week. (I was expecting i to be many more in a week)
It's not easy to forget the reason that you are at a petrol station with your car, having just presumably just stood there and filled it up with petrol a few minutes earlier.
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It's not easy to forget the reason that you are at a petrol station with your car, having just presumably just stood there and filled it up with petrol a few minutes earlier.
yet people forget to take money out of ATM before they leave (taking only their card)
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Old 05.03.2021, 11:58
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yet people forget to take money out of ATM before they leave (taking only their card)
Done that when in a hurry. Chuff does not use cash!
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hold my beer

I used to work for a huge logistics company. The budget for repairs to broken pumps for just this reason was ridiculous. Drivers would set their tanks to fill, wander off for a chat etc and when alerted to a full tank... would just drive off. It baffled me.
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It's not easy to forget the reason that you are at a petrol station with your car, having just presumably just stood there and filled it up with petrol a few minutes earlier.
Oh, I don't know. Sometimes other things catch your attention.

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Re: I forgot to pay for petrol

My wife did the same thing, filled it up, went into the shop, picked up a few things, paid for them at the till (but not the gas) and left. About a month later we got a letter asking for payment.

She sent me to pay, because she was so embarrassed.
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Old 05.03.2021, 12:09
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It's not easy to forget the reason that you are at a petrol station with your car, having just presumably just stood there and filled it up with petrol a few minutes earlier.

Actually, it's pretty normal. It's like opening the fridge door and forgetting what we wanted to get out of it.

These lapses have got nothing to do with dementia but can be part of everyday life.

I can't remember why I'm posting this...
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Re: I forgot to pay for petrol

The police turned up on our doorstep once claiming we hadn't paid at a petrol station in Geneva.
They got quite shirty when I said it couldn't possibly have been us as our car had been out of action for several weeks and not moved from its parking place in the underground garage.

After a lot of insisting on our part the police asked the garage to re-check the forecourt camera footage and it turned out to be a completely different make and colour of vehicle..... some barstward had cloned our numberplates!
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Old 05.03.2021, 12:14
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It's not easy to forget the reason that you are at a petrol station with your car, having just presumably just stood there and filled it up with petrol a few minutes earlier.
...both the kids + stuff to eat + restroom. I'm actually surprised at how people with kids can be functional adults
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yet people forget to take money out of ATM before they leave (taking only their card)
It used to be the other way around, since people tend to be more focused on the cash. That's why they changed them so you have to take your card before the cash is delivered.
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It used to be the other way around, since people tend to be more focused on the cash. That's why they changed them so you have to take your card before the cash is delivered.
I once took my card back but not the cash.
Modern machines take uncollected money back inside after a minute or so and your account gets credited with the amount.
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Old 05.03.2021, 13:13
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Re: I forgot to pay for petrol

I recently used contactless payment to attempt to pay for 100CHF of fuel. Not only did I not notice the request for a pin, being over the spending limit, but the attendent didn't either. He only noticed when the guy in the queue behind me pointed it out.

Easily done.
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I once took my card back but not the cash.
Modern machines take uncollected money back inside after a minute or so and your account gets credited with the amount.
My gf has left cash in the machine a few times but was too embarrassed to ever ask the bank about it. last time though on holiday she took the cash but left the card in with it still on "do you want to make another transaction?" Someone took out 700CHF worth. She also complains like mad when I double check the room when we leave a hotel but then doesn't complain when I hand her her phone, sunglasses etc.

Dunno about here but in the UK the petrol pumps won't dispense until the cameras have read your number plate.
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I once took my card back but not the cash.
Modern machines take uncollected money back inside after a minute or so and your account gets credited with the amount.

I once had a dutch guy who had used the machine right after me, chase me through the Basler SBB station out to where I was waiting for my tram to return the CHF 400 - I had just taken out but not taken with me.

I've always liked Dutch people since.
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Actually, it's pretty normal. It's like opening the fridge door and forgetting what we wanted to get out of it.
maybe it was your glasses
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Re: I forgot to pay for petrol

Nobody has ever forgotten to pay in the Parker household because they all “forget” to fill-up.
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Re: I forgot to pay for petrol

once in Germany I fueled up my Bertha(or was it Brunhilda, can't remember) and decided to park it on the side to make space for other fuelers. All action took may be 2 or 3 minutes. I then entered the shop to pay for the dinosaur's juice and the cashier promptly informed me that he already rang the police and they have my details as he thought I ran away.
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yet people forget to take money out of ATM before they leave (taking only their card)

I have had my cash taken back by ATM in front of my eyes. Friends and I on way to Cinema. When advert for same bank came on, our laughter was rather loud. I am much quicker now to grab the cash from atm
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